Category Archives: General

From Santa to Baby Jesus

My dear precious Jesus, I did not mean to take your place; I only bring toys and things, and you bring love and grace.  People give me lists of wishes and hope that they come true; but you hear prayers … Continue reading

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Do You Pray? The Power of Prayer

What is a prayer?  Prayer does not only happen when we kneel or put our hands together and focus and expect things from God.  Thinking positive and wishing good for others is a prayer. When you hug a friend.  That … Continue reading

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“Love Came Down at Christmas” Choir Cantata to be Presented December 8

The choir of St. John’s UCC will present the cantata, “Love Came Down at Christmas”, celebrating God’s hope, peace, joy, and love and composed by Joel Raney.  The cantata is based upon the poem by Christina Rosetti and titled “Love … Continue reading

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Vision of Peace (Isaiah 11:1-10)

At General Synod earlier this year, delegates to the gathering made resolutions to address many issues facing our nation and world, including the country’s growing opioid addiction crisis.  Delegates challenged local churches and conferences to recognize opioid addiction as a … Continue reading

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Called to Gift (Matthew 24:36-44) World Aids Day

December first is World AIDS Day.  In the nearly four decades since we have learned about HIV, more than 35 million people have died of the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics the world has ever known.  … Continue reading

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CrossRoad Children’s Wish List

CROSSROAD CHILDREN’S WISH LIST Greetings, friends in Christ! If you were with us in worship on Sunday, November 17, you heard Kyle Zanker from Crossroad Child and Family Services speak to us about the children being served at Crossroad and … Continue reading

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Fall Hours Begin September 8, 2019

Beginning September 8, 2019, and continuing until the first Sunday in June, 2020, Faith Formation classes will meet at 9:30 a.m., and worship starts at 10:30 a.m.

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This Week at St. John’s UCC

Centering Words for December 8:  Signs of Advent hope and peace abound.  Let us catch God’s vision for our world! Sunday, December 8–Worship, 10:30 a.m.  The choir will present the cantata, “Love Came Down at Christmas” by Joel Raney.  The … Continue reading

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Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

If you would like to volunteer for helping serve at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen in Lima on Tuesday,  November 26, 2019,  please sign up on the bulletin board in the sanctuary.  Helpers are always welcome.

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Facebook Page

You are missing out on a super way to advertise our church if you are not sharing with many of your other Facebook friends St. John’s Facebook page.  There are many interesting articles posted every day.  “Friend” all of your … Continue reading

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